Neighbours drafted 26th overall by St. Louis Blues

Edmonton, AB – The St. Louis Blues selected Edmonton Oil Kings forward Jake Neighbours with their first-round selection, 26th overall, on Day 1 of the 2020 NHL Draft.

Neighbours, 18, recorded 70 points (23G, 47A), 39 penalty minutes and a +15 plus/minus rating in 64 games last season. He ranked second on the Oil Kings in points (70), assists (47), game-winning goals (4) and power-play assists (16). He also ranked fourth in goals (23), and sixth in plus/minus rating (+15).

The 6’0”, 195-pound winger has appeared in 122 career WHL games, accumulating 98 points (34G, 64A), 70 penalty minutes and a +18 plus/minus rating. He has also posted 12 points (4G, 8A), 10 penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 16 career playoff games.

The native of Airdrie represented Canada at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, registering four penalty minutes and a +4 plus-minus rating in five games. Neighbours also served as a captain for Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Under-17 Championship, posting six points (3G, 3A) and two penalty minutes in five games.

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